Bluegrass Care Navigators

Bluegrass Care Navigators (previously Hospice of the Bluegrass) is a nationally respected organization which provides care for the seriously ill. Having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978 through hospice services, the company serves approximately 850 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky.

Our services include:

  • Bluegrass Extra Care – a private pay service offering personalized home care
  • Bluegrass Home Primary Care - comprehensive, ongoing expert care for the "home-limited"
  • Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care - engaging day program for adults with physical or intellectual limitations
  • Bluegrass Transitional Care – help with hospital to home
  • Bluegrass Palliative Care – pain and symptom relief
  • Bluegrass Hospice Care – expert care for the final months of life
  • Bluegrass Grief Care – support through anticipatory grief and bereavement

Bluegrass Care Navigators operates a 12-bed hospice in-patient unit in Lexington at Saint Joseph Hospital, a 10-bed in-patient unit in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, a 6-bed stand-alone unit in Eastern Kentucky and offers services located within partner health systems and facilities in KY. The agency also provides hospice services to patients at Baptist Health Lexington.


  • Bluegrass Care Navigators has been consistently recognized as a program of excellence.
  • The American Hospital Association presented the 2017 Circle of Life Award™ “for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life”. Bluegrass Care Navigators is the only repeat honoree in the history of the award. 
  • Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and 2018.

The annual national award from Modern Healthcare recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. The award is based on employees’ input about the agency and its goals, and honors health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.